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The Daily Post

Judy Caldwell-Midero, Piedmont Parent's web editor/assistant editor, blogs every day about news and events that are going on either in our area or on a national realm. Bringing together hot topics with local ties is what keeps her perspective on the news interesting.

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The Frugal Family

These days, we're all looking for ways to trim the budget and find ways to have fun with the family without spending a lot of money. Now Piedmont Parent's team is sharing our tips and local finds with you. Check out this blog for local bargains, savvy shopping tips and ways to save your family money, without feeling strapped to a budget.
We're also looking to hear from you! Do you have some great money-saving ideas? Are you a pro when it comes to bargain hunting? Email us your tips, and if yours is chosen to be published you'll be entered in a monthly drawing.

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Piedmont Ponderings

Myra Wright, familiar to you as our editor, also blogs in Piedmont Ponderings. It's a great outlet for her creative sense of humor, and she brings some great perspective to life in King as the mother of three kids.

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Movies for Kids

Andrea Fisher is a writer, movie lover, and content specialist for 4tv. She has been published in a variety of publications, including the Chicago Tribune and Business Insider. Check out more of her tips @andreafisher007.

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Recalls and Safety Alerts

Your most important job is to keep your family safe, so we're making it our job to keep you informed about the latest safety issues with the toys, clothing, products and equipment you use every day.

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Blending it Up

Karen Alley is a busy mom of a blended family made up of three kids ages 18, 8 and 5. In addition to running around keeping up with high school, elementary school and preschool needs she also works as a writer and editor at karenalleywriting.com.

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P.O.W.E.R.ful Thoughts

Welcome to my blog, P.O.W.E.R.ful Thoughts! I've been blessed to work at an amazing facility, Proehlific Park, in Greensboro, where the focus is on the P.O.W.E.R. of Play! Follow my adventures as I share with you the latest news on youth sports, activities, nutrition and information on how to be a fit and healthy family. To learn more about me, my family, and my role at Proehlific Park, click here.

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Adventures in Homeschooling

If you're a homeschooling mom or pondering the idea, this is the blog for you. Join Flora, an artist and her crew of two lively young girls in the adventures of homeschooling! It's a blog about conquering your fears, and is full of tools and tips. She'll share successes, mishaps, mentoring from other moms, and her favorite serendipity moments. A creative outlet to help each other find that much needed balance, sense of community, and mommy quiet time in the journey of motherhood! Grab your favorite mug and get comfy...

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Ramblin’ Around

Ramblin’ Around

Stephanie is a mom who believes in learning by doing. She loves to take her boys Andrew, 7, and Benjamin, 5, for interesting experiences around Randolph and Guilford Counties, and surrounding areas. Check in weekly to see where they've visited and what they've been doing.

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Let’s Make a Mess

Let’s Make a Mess

Laura is the mother of three lively girls who share her passion for creating. You will often find these ladies up to their elbows in a beautiful mess, whether it's at the craft table, decorating around the house, or in the kitchen. They like to experiment with new ideas for projects, and look forward to sharing them with you in her blog, "Let's Make a Mess."

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Moonshine Mama

Moonshine Mama

With roots in Mayberry, Kristi Johnson Marion is a lover of writing, Southern literature, art, and enjoying all that the Winston-Salem area has to offer her family. Her blog, Moonshine Mama, was named for her Southern heritage and one of her daughter's favorite poems, "Half Moonshine" by Judith Viorst. Kristi also writes for Forsyth Woman Magazine, Forsyth Family Magazine, MyWinston-Salem.com and her own blog, SouthernAsBiscuits.com.

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Night and Day: Life Changes for a New Dad

Night and Day: Life Changes for a New Dad

Mark Geary is a new dad and an award-winning reporter at WFMY News 2 in Greensboro. His daughter, Lyla, was born in July 2012, and since then, he has enjoyed the challenges that come with juggling a television career and being a new dad.

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Locally-owned shops will throw daylong block party

July 23, 2014 8:31 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

The Lawndale Shopping Center Association just announced it will hold the first ever Lawndale Fest, a daylong block party of live music, outdoor movies, barbecue, ...Read More
The Lawndale Shopping Center Association just announced it will hold the first ever Lawndale Fest, a daylong block party of live music, outdoor movies, barbecue, ...Read More
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Summer, movies, and stars. Oh my!

July 22, 2014 10:00 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Is there a better way to spend a summer evening than watching a movie outdoors under a starry sky? Reynolda House Museum of American Art ...Read More
Is there a better way to spend a summer evening than watching a movie outdoors under a starry sky? Reynolda House Museum of American Art ...Read More
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New preschool program encompasses art, music and yoga

July 21, 2014 10:49 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

There is a new morning preschool program in Greensboro for ages 3-5 that includes yoga, tennis, music and art all under one roof. Simple Gifts ...Read More
There is a new morning preschool program in Greensboro for ages 3-5 that includes yoga, tennis, music and art all under one roof. Simple Gifts ...Read More
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Backpack and software 50 percent off at Office Max

July 20, 2014 5:00 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Now through July 26 shop Triad-area Office Max stores and get 50 percent off Yak Pak, FUL and High Sierra Backpacks. A backpack purchase will ...Read More
Now through July 26 shop Triad-area Office Max stores and get 50 percent off Yak Pak, FUL and High Sierra Backpacks. A backpack purchase will ...Read More
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Shop for a good cause on July 26

July 20, 2014 4:26 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

The Barnabas Network will host simultaneous grab bag events at Greensboro consignment shops Plato’s Closet and Once Upon a Child on July 26 from 8 ...Read More
The Barnabas Network will host simultaneous grab bag events at Greensboro consignment shops Plato’s Closet and Once Upon a Child on July 26 from 8 ...Read More
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Festivals, concerts and more coming your way this weekend

July 17, 2014 9:58 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Happy Friday. This weekend is a prime example of why it’s great to live in the Triad. Historical festivals, indoor yard sales, free outdoor concerts ...Read More
Happy Friday. This weekend is a prime example of why it’s great to live in the Triad. Historical festivals, indoor yard sales, free outdoor concerts ...Read More
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NC Zoo hosts Visitor Appreciation Day this weekend

July 16, 2014 11:15 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Certain attractions which would normally cost North Carolina Zoo visitors an extra $11 through individual tickets will be free on Sunday, July 20 during Visitor ...Read More
Certain attractions which would normally cost North Carolina Zoo visitors an extra $11 through individual tickets will be free on Sunday, July 20 during Visitor ...Read More
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25 percent off Skip Hop Zoo

July 16, 2014 7:24 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

Diapers.com is now offering up to 25 percent off all Skip Hop Zoo products. ...Read More
Diapers.com is now offering up to 25 percent off all Skip Hop Zoo products. ...Read More
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Wyndham to host free summit for junior golfers

July 15, 2014 10:53 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

The Wyndham Championship will host a Junior Golf Summit Friday, Aug. 15 at 9 a.m. at the Grandover Resort. Admission is free and open to ...Read More
The Wyndham Championship will host a Junior Golf Summit Friday, Aug. 15 at 9 a.m. at the Grandover Resort. Admission is free and open to ...Read More
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Vance-Chavis branch hosts positive rap contest for youth

July 14, 2014 10:26 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

The Vance Chavis Branch of the Greensboro Public Library will host a Positive Youth Rap Contest for middle and elementary school students on Saturday, August ...Read More
The Vance Chavis Branch of the Greensboro Public Library will host a Positive Youth Rap Contest for middle and elementary school students on Saturday, August ...Read More
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Kids get trade credit for reading with Monkey Shines

July 13, 2014 8:07 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Have you heard about Monkey Shines Summer Reading Program at Edward McKay Used Books & More? This one went under my radar; but I just ...Read More
Have you heard about Monkey Shines Summer Reading Program at Edward McKay Used Books & More? This one went under my radar; but I just ...Read More
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Famous maker sunscreens $4.99 and under at The Christmas Tree Shops

July 13, 2014 5:45 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Famous name sunscreens SPFs 4-110 are $4.99 and under now through July 19 at The Christmas Tree Shops, located in the Bridford Parkway Target plaza. ...Read More
Famous name sunscreens SPFs 4-110 are $4.99 and under now through July 19 at The Christmas Tree Shops, located in the Bridford Parkway Target plaza. ...Read More
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Shop online at Harris Teeter, earn $50 gift card

July 11, 2014 9:06 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

Place six Express Lane orders between 7/02/14 and 9/02/14 and spend $100 each time. During the week of 9/08/14, Harris Teeter mail you a $50 ...Read More
Place six Express Lane orders between 7/02/14 and 9/02/14 and spend $100 each time. During the week of 9/08/14, Harris Teeter mail you a $50 ...Read More
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Clearance blowout Saturday at Winston-Salem's Once Upon a Child

July 11, 2014 12:47 am
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Once Upon a Child Winston-Salem will hold its Clearance Blowout on Saturday, June 12. From 9 a.m.-1 p.m. save 50 percent on all marked clearance ...Read More
Once Upon a Child Winston-Salem will hold its Clearance Blowout on Saturday, June 12. From 9 a.m.-1 p.m. save 50 percent on all marked clearance ...Read More
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You can't beat a good Triad summertime weekend

July 11, 2014 12:39 am
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Happy Friday. This weekend the Triad is pulling out all the stops for fun activities that will take your family off the beaten path. From ...Read More
Happy Friday. This weekend the Triad is pulling out all the stops for fun activities that will take your family off the beaten path. From ...Read More
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Area's biggest student art exhibition set to open

July 9, 2014 11:47 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

If you are in the market for some original works from local artists, then you’ll want to save the date. The Center for Visual Artists ...Read More
If you are in the market for some original works from local artists, then you’ll want to save the date. The Center for Visual Artists ...Read More
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Free admission to Greensboro Children's Museum for military families

July 9, 2014 9:31 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

Now through August, military families are admitted free to the Greensboro Children's Museum. ...Read More
Now through August, military families are admitted free to the Greensboro Children's Museum. ...Read More
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Local nonprofit seeks furniture donations

July 9, 2014 12:47 am
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Last week Greensboro city inspectors found more than 830 housing code violations during a visit to Heritage House condos near Randleman Road. Broken smoke detectors, ...Read More
Last week Greensboro city inspectors found more than 830 housing code violations during a visit to Heritage House condos near Randleman Road. Broken smoke detectors, ...Read More
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Calling all artists

July 8, 2014 12:58 am
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

The 2015 U.S. Figure Skating Championships will take place at the Greensboro Coliseum January 18-25. This is exciting news for the Triad. To celebrate the ...Read More
The 2015 U.S. Figure Skating Championships will take place at the Greensboro Coliseum January 18-25. This is exciting news for the Triad. To celebrate the ...Read More
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Up to 40 percent off Izod school wear

July 7, 2014 11:12 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Now through July 31 get up to 40 percent off in-stock IZOD kids' school uniforms. Excludes Red Dot, Clearance, Earlybirds, Night Owls, Doorbusters, Bonus Buys, ...Read More
Now through July 31 get up to 40 percent off in-stock IZOD kids' school uniforms. Excludes Red Dot, Clearance, Earlybirds, Night Owls, Doorbusters, Bonus Buys, ...Read More
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Future tennis stars, this could be your big break

July 3, 2014 3:48 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Tennis fanatics, take note. The Winston-Salem Open will host tryouts for ball persons July 18 from 4-6 p.m. and July 19 from 10 a.m.-noon at ...Read More
Tennis fanatics, take note. The Winston-Salem Open will host tryouts for ball persons July 18 from 4-6 p.m. and July 19 from 10 a.m.-noon at ...Read More
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Free family yoga

July 2, 2014 9:00 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

Free family yoga will be offered on Tuesdays in July from 6-7 p.m. at Country Park (3905 Nathanael Green Drive, Greensboro). Visit GStouchingyoungheartsyoga.com for more ...Read More
Free family yoga will be offered on Tuesdays in July from 6-7 p.m. at Country Park (3905 Nathanael Green Drive, Greensboro). Visit GStouchingyoungheartsyoga.com for more ...Read More
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Fireworks fun heading this way

July 1, 2014 7:37 am
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

The Triad has much to offer in the way of Fourth of July festivities. Here's your guide to Independence Day fun this week in a ...Read More
The Triad has much to offer in the way of Fourth of July festivities. Here's your guide to Independence Day fun this week in a ...Read More
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Sitter or no sitter? That is the question

June 30, 2014 11:44 pm
Written by: Karen Alley

This summer, my kids are 6 and 9. As the end of school loomed and I had to make decisions about what to do for ...Read More
This summer, my kids are 6 and 9. As the end of school loomed and I had to make decisions about what to do for ...Read More
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Make family memories at the drive-in

June 30, 2014 11:40 pm
Written by: Andrea Fisher

Make Family Memories at the Drive-In Recently, I read an article in The INDY, the Triangle’s alternative newsweekly, that got me all nostalgic: "The last ...Read More
Make Family Memories at the Drive-In Recently, I read an article in The INDY, the Triangle’s alternative newsweekly, that got me all nostalgic: "The last ...Read More
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